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rupert murdoch is facing stiff opposition in britain to his bid to take over a satellite broadcasting company. in the wake of the news ever the world phone hacking scandal and former british prime minister gordon brown is acuing two newspapers of -- is accusing two newspapers of obtaining personal information about his family. the sun learned his child has cystic fibrosis, information he claims they could never have obtained legally. meanwhile, a parliament panel grilled a senior london police officer on why he did not investigate phone hacking allegations at the news of the world years earlier. >> i had no idea. i had no idea. as far as i am concerned from july 2009, this affected two people. this affected a rogue reporter. that is what we honestly believe to be the case. >> rupert murdoch, chairman of news corps is in the process of trying to take full control of british sky broadcasting but the british government is calling for murdoch to shelf his efforts until the investigation is complete. news corps is the parent company of fox 5. >>> also m
this sunday and the profits will go to good causes according to james murdoch who runs the international side of the media group. the tabloid news of the world at one time had been the best selling english language paper in the world, until very recently the top sunday paper in britain. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe in and that this company believes in which. >> reporter: at issue, a long running phone hacking scandal in which the victims had been largely celebrities but there was outrage when allegations emerged the paper hacked the phones of a school girl who had been abducted and was ultimately killed and victims of the terror attacks on london transport which happened six years ago today. prime minister david cameron who is former press secretary caught in the hacking scandal called for an inquiry. >> what this government is doing is making sure that the fact the public and i feel so appalled by what has happened, murder victims
of the tabloid newspaper's former editors has now been arrested a day after rupert murdoch announced he's shutting down the 168-year-old paper. nbc's mike taibbi has more. mike? >> reporter: the so-called phone hacking scandal has been around for years. six years, to be precise. but in the past week it went from a story about celebrity cell phones being hacked to regular people as alleged victims, including the grieving relatives of crime victims or soldiers killed in action and the explosion that's followed led to the extinction of the biggest circulation newspaper in the english speaking world. media barron rupert murdoch has had little to say as the scandal jumped to another level. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: but son james murdoch said if the allegations are true, the newspaper's behavior was inhuman. >> i feel regret. clearly the practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in. >> reporter: one practice that met no standards, that grieving rel tis of murdered children, or of british soldiers killed in ac
the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end
scandal as the fbi looks into allegations murdoch's employees tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims back in the states. all of that "early" this friday morning july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th in new york. >> i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. a lot to talk to you about with the budget crisis not the only one in washington. minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there. as we mentioned this happened in week two of a statewide shutdown. you see a diner there in st. paul the uptown diner. we'll speak with some folks at the diner who are fed up not just with their state government but also with washington. we'll see if they have some ideas for the lawmakers trying to come to some sort of consensus. >>> also rocket roger clemens, hall of -- may be hall of famer, he gets a walk at this point for the famous pitcher, he walks away from his federal perjury trial after a mistrial was declared two days in. we'll see what's in his legal future, is
turning against him. >> reporter: murdoch shut down the "news of the world" because of what was described as toxic culture. but the company is fighting back against allegations involving two of the other papers, "the sun" and "the sunday times." they wanted to get a 2006 article about his child's cystic fi breaux says, suggesting their methods may have been illegal. a new statement from new international denies any wrong doing and said the story "the sun" ran about their son originated from a member of public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. but damage to the company may have already been done. some say it is about time. including actor hugh grant who in recent months has led his own campaign against the tabloid. even recording this conversation with the deputy editor of "news of the world" last april. mcmullen did not know he was being recorded acknowledged hacking was wide spread. >> but celebrities themselves, you would justify because they're rich? >> yeah, mean, if you don't like it you've just got get off the stage. >> reporter: they call it a publicity stunt. not
.s. will default on its bills for the first time ever. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch is back in the united states after testifying before british parliament over the phone hacking scandal. >> he must still deal with problems here at home. murdoch faces at least two shareholder lawsuits, a possible credit downgrade from standard & poors and the beginnings of a federal investigation in the u.s. over phone hacking. >>> the suspect in the fort hood shootings at the defense -- has a new defense team. major nidal hasan was arraigned yesterday. he told the judge he had released his defense attorney and wants to be defended by three military lawyers. the major did not enter a plea during the 15-minute hearing. hasan faces 13 charges of murder from the shootings. his trial has been set for march. he could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> a former marine reservist linked to the shootings at military facilities in northern virginia has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on grand larceny hearings. malcan you was arrested. the charges he answered to yesterday stem from a rash of vehicle break-i
leader is speaking out against the murdoch media empire. personal details about gordon brown's family life suddenly showed up in the headlines of a murdoch-owned paper. now brown is demanding answers. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister, he and his wife discovered their infant son had cystic fibrosis. that private family trauma was suddenly splashed across the front page of the murdoch-owned "sun." brown says it was devastating. >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sararaand i were incredibly upset about it. >> reporter: and another murdoch paper, "the sunday times," was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records, his bank accounts. brown says it was a vendetta because murdoch didn't like his politics. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened. because of the links with criminals, known criminals, who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damning allegations that murdoch management knew years
't think that -- >> that's not the point, jon. the point is as of yesterday it's owner rupert murdoch himself 166 years old, shut it down in disgrace. >> jon: i actually don't think murdoch is -- >> again, that's not the point. >> jon: all right (laughter) >> the point is, do you know how hard it is to disgrace a british tabloid, jon? the news of the world are the people who hired a private dect tough learn if freddie mercury had hiv, it's true. also the people whose crusade against peta files led to a lynch mob attack. and attacks on the home of a pediatrician. >> jon: well, i could see how you could make that mistake, peta file, pediatrician. so wonderful, your tabloid reporters are scum bags. our real press, our legitimate press is talling down on the job. political coverage is atrocious. they weren't just covering the casey anthony trial. they funded it, look at this. >> the anthony family is paying for casey's defense. in part, her lawyer says, with money from licensing home videos and family photos to abc news and other media outlets. >> what we believe is a $200,000 payment tha
grace will join us more. >>> now on the phone hacking rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks arrested over the weekend and the top police officer resigning. jeffrey kofman has more. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's incredible. this scandal unfolding with lightning speed. the air around murdoch himself is getting awfully thin. will where will all of this stop? daughter. just a week ago, he indicated that saving her was as important to saving his global empire. but this crisis well beyond his control. brooks, former editor of his now-closed news of the world. on friday, she resigned. on sunday she was arrested and questioned about alleged criminal activity while she was at the helm. >> it's very unusual for somebody to be arrested by appointment on sunday. there could be operational reasons for that. >> reporter: as the news tighten, the focus turns to his murdoch's son, james. rupert murdoch hoped that james would take over the family empire that is now not clear either will survive. >> there was a particular settlement that i authorized and was said with informat
of the world's largest and oldest newspapers owned by media mogul rupert murdoch. new signs that it could have spread all of the way to the u.s. jeffrey kofman has more for us. >> good morning to you, robin. here's the final issue of the news of the world. this scandal did not die with the death of the newspaper. all eyes on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks a
, the after the hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting
murdoch. sunday monday involves picking up the news of the world. a ritual that parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents would recognize. but with thank you and good-bye, today is their last chance. the 168-year-old tabloid that thrived on scandal and exposing hypocrisy has itself been destroyed by a scandal of its own. the paper is being investigated for paying police for information and there are allegations of voicemail hacking. one paper has dubbed this, britain's watergate. serious questions about journalism has been raised. three people have been arrested so far, including the paper's formal editor, who was once a key aide to british prime minister david cameron. >> i think this is a very sad day for the news of the world. >> reporter: the paper's owner, rupert murdoch whose oarrived i britain sunday to manage the crisis directly. the allegations of phone hacking have been rumbling in the background for several years but exploded last week when a rival paper accused the news of the world from the murdered 13-year-old girl while police were hunting for her hoping she was
new with today's allegations that not one but three murdoch papers breaking the law, sometimes use hardened criminals to break stories. it was the most personal and private family matter, in 2006 just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister they found their infant son had cystic p cystic fibrosis. >> they would mow me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and told me they would run it. >> reporter: how did that happen? >> in tears. >> another scandal about it. and with it for the first time it is spreading beyond "news of the world." allegations that murdoch's son own the awe dust sunday times look broke the law to get stories. >> i'm wondering if you can help me. that call to a law office who was said to be an accountant working and looking at the financial times looking for some dirt. the questiroyal's reporter cliv goodman asked for carne from andy soleson to buy the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family and their staff. in that e-mail goodman says a proil protection officer has a stolen company and wants $1,6
to the scandal involving his media empire rupert murdoch shut down "news of the world" for good. the paper lost advertisers after it allegedly hacked the e-mails from england's war dead. the scandal has marred his attempt to take over a hugely profitable pay cable channel. it is now thought that he'd run the sun on thursdays. >>> the red sox, the cleveland clinchers and the comeback cubs plus the latest on derek jeter's march toward 3,000 hits. >>> in weather as we approach this hot week, we're also seeing numerous areas dodging thunderstorms. your forecast is coming up. >>> well, a gr good morning to you. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports derek jeter continues grinding toward that baseball milestone of immortality, 3,000 hits. here's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> good morning. we begin with your daily derek jeter update. no, he has not hit number 3,000 yet, but he did get one step closer. he belted the first pitch he saw for a double. now he's two hits shy of 3,000. ben zobrist was one of the finalists for the last all-star spot. lost
parties. you could run into the results of their work. >> he's the former editor of rupert murdoch's now-defunct news of the world. morgan decidedly denies any involvement in the scandal. >> i have never hacked into phones or published any story based on the phone hacking. >> the judge this week will have inquiry into whether britain needs tougher media regulation. >>> he puts contestants on the spot and now a popular game show host is nursing wounds after catching a burglar in the act. t.j. winnick explains. >> game show host alex trebek explained his harrowing ordeal in a san francisco hotel in typical jeopardy fashion. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hall at my san francisco hotel -- >> the 71-year-old toasted the the national geographic world headquarterchampionship at google headquarters. on tuesday morning he and his wife were awakened by an intruder in their hotel room. a 56-year-old burglar with a long rap sheet. he tasted the woman down the hallway until his heel gave way. >> a snapping sound. i played sports all my life. >> he gave police a description a
both the reputation and the share price of mr. murdoch's media empire just as he seeks to expand it here in britain. police are continuing their investigation. meanwhile there will be a government inquiry into the very nature of tabloid journalism here in britain. >> is there still talk that the employees that lost their jobs might be redistributed to "the sun" newspaper and start printing a sunday edition which is also owned by the murdoches? >> reporter: there has been speculation that perhaps we will see a "sun" on sunday. no confirmation of that. it has been striking that of all the journalists, 200 or so who lost their jobs last week without any warning whatsoever, very few have come forward with any overt criticism of how they've been treated. so leads one to suspect that perhaps they hold out some expectation that there will be a future job for them at some point within the overall stable of news international. >> certainly the store i have is far from over. anna bell roberts, thanks, appreciate it vrnlths one of latin america's most popular singers is dead. cabral was kil
told to be cool. >>> there's huge breaking news in england where rupert murdoch's 168-year-old "news of the world" rolled off the presses for the last time. his empire is in jeopardy over a phone hacking scandal. murdock has now spoken publicly for the first time. we'll tell you what he's saying. and big sports news derek jeter getting hit number 3,000 with a home run. what did the guy who caught the ball do with it? we'll tell you about that, coming up. >>> we begin with the make or break meeting at the white house today and the crucial debt negotiations that seem to have hit a serious road block overnight. abc's david kerley following the developments through the night. he is live in washington this morning. i guess it all comes down to the issue of taxes. >> reporter: it does. it is all about taxes. and this is a stunning move by the house speaker. on the eve of some of the biggest policy talks in decades, he basically says, i can't do it. overnight, house speaker john boehner threw a buckck of cold water on the talks, saying that because, quote, the white house will not pursue a
as scotland yard alleges, murdoch's company may have broken u.s. law. >> news corp is an american corporation and they are bound by american laws regardless of where the offense takes place. >> reporter: u.s. politicians are also latching on to an unconfirmed report from an unnamed source that "news of the world" hacked phones belonging to 9/11 victims. >> anyone who did this really forget the legality, just in terms of the morality of this is just beyond the pale. >> reporter: the 9/11 allegation appeared on sunday in light of congressional concerns, we called news international, the subsidiary and they told us they have seen no evidence that those allegations are true. >> stephanie gosk in london this morning. thanks as always. martin bashir, it's good to have you here. sometimes when i have you, i like to ask the simplest question first because i like your take. you spend a lot of time as a journalist in the u.k. and here in the united states. >> i worked for the sunday times between 1984 and 1985. >> as you've watched this story unfold over the last month or so, what jumps out at you? >>
everyone. >>> rupert murdoch is in damage control mode over the growing phone hacking scandal at one of his british newspapers. murdoch arrives in london today. reporters for the 168-year-old "news of the world" are accused of hacking cell phones of crime victim, celebrities and politicians. three people have been arrested and the weekly tabloid is ceasing publication tomorrow. >>> the obama administration is sending a strong signal to anti-government protesters in searia. the u.s. ambassador to syria met demonstrators on the streets of the besieged city friday. hundreds of thousands greeted him with roses and olive branches. >>> citizens of the world's newest nation were literally dancing in the streets. south sudan is celebrating its independence from sudan after decades of civil war. south sudan is expected next week to become the 193rd country recognized by the united nations. >>> astronauts aboard "atlantis" will spend most of their first full day looking for damage. the liftoff of the shuttle went off almost without a hitch. a crowd of almost a million turned out to watch that launch.
gordon brown is accusing the "sunday times," another murdoch paper of illegally pursuing private medical and financial information about him and his family. there are also reports that a member of the royal protection guard responsible for the royal family security sold a list of phone numbers to the "news of the world." >> these things we're hearing are absolutely appalling. and what people need to know is that i'm determined we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: there are already signs that the expanding crisis is affecting news course business. today the prime minister nick clay called on rupert murdoch to back down on his deal to merge with a british tv network. met with the parents of 13-year-old millie douler. "news into of the world" hacked into her phone after she was murdered. in its time, he said, it's time to do the decent and sensible thing and back off this deal. stephanie gosk, london. >>> that's news4 at 4:00. news4 at 5:00 starts right now. >>> tonight on news4 at 5:00, a star student murdered in maryland. why the fbi thinks she may have been the victim in a chi
right now with it. j. holmes. >> the news we're just getting in may not be good for the rupert murdoch empire. word now that the fbi is looking into the whole hacking scandal. the scandal now of news international, started in great britain, but it has now a chance to possibly make it over to the united states, but we have confirmed through the fbi that they are now, law enforcement sources, that the fbi is now looking no this hacking scandal in which journalist who worked for news international and tabloids over in great britain possibly tried to hack into the phone numbers of 9/11 victims and possibly some other u.s. citizens, so now this scandal that started over in great britain has a chance to make it to the united states and the fbi it appears right now is getting involved. we'll have much more on this still developing story throughout the next couple of hours here on cnn. also coming up for you this hour, the man accused of killing and mutilating an 8-year-old boy is arraigned in court. the charges, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder. we will take you there coming up
in this tough economy. >>> damage control, rupert murdoch, the observer of the "wall street journal" and fox news travels to london today to take control of the hacking scandal surrounding his london tabloid that is sending shock waves through the british government. we'll talk to the lawyer of a family of this little girl who touched off this growing firestorm. >>> and royal invasion. after conquering canada, prince william and his wife catherine hit l.a., where they could outshine some of hollywood's brightest stars. "early" this saturday morning, july 9th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a picture perfect day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. from the jobs to the royals and the shuttle launch and to betty ford. >> a courageous first lady who battled addiction to pain killers and addiction to alcohol and defeating breast cancer. she died in palm springs, california, she was 93 years old. scott pelley takes a look back at her remarkable life. >> reporter: relatively unknown until her husband became president, betty ford became one of the most popular a
murdoch. new signs that it could have spread all of the way to the u.s. jeffrey kofman has more for us. good morning, jeffrey. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. here's the final issue of "the news of the world." this scandal did not die with the death of the newspaper. all eyes on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. the paper that helped establish what is now a $33 billion global empire. the paper he decided he had to kill. his empire now under siege because in its pursuit of sensational stories, "the news of the world" crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was editor a decade ago when many of the alleged crimes were committed. she gets to keep her job. and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion in
outrage, that scandal, more rupert murdoch's newspapers. >>> and sergeant surprise. a marine serving in afghanistan takes a chance on youtube and asks a favorite actress, mila kunis, to a military ball. >> take a second to think about it, get back to me. >> her response? yes! and now he's the envy of the corps. this is "today" on july 12th, corps. this is "today" on july 12th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> i'm matt lauer. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. welcome back. we really missed you. partner in crime. >> i had perfect weather on vacation. now that perfect sunny weather has turned perfect, sunny and brutally hot. if you're in the new york area today, hopefully your afternoon plans will be indoor. 103 today. >> we're not alone. heat advisories have been issued for at least 18 states, matt. and in illinois, the dangerous temperatures are blamed for at least one death. we'll get details and al's forecast straight ahead. >>> nbc news investigates a controversy involving gop presidential h
of the rupert murdoch media empire. several employees have already been interviewed by police. the "new york post" calls the allegations deplorable and unacceptable. rebecca brooks, the editor of "news of the world" at the time says she is, quote, sickened that these events are alleged to have happened. >>> also, actor hugh grant says he's the latest celebrity to be hacked by the tabloid. he spoke to richard quest today and richard joins us. he'll be joining us in just a little bit. and interest what hugh grant has to say. >>> now, after a decade and a half on the run, accused boston gang boss james "whitey" bulger is back in court today, being arraigned for his alleged role in 19 murders. he pleased not guilty to all of the charges against him. bulger was the head of a south boston irish gang and was the inspiration for the character portrayed by jack nicholson in the movie "the departed." >> when i was your age, they would say we could become cops or criminals. what i'm saying is this, when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? >> allegedly bulger was also an fbi informant. an
of ar rupert murdoch's tp executives has reportedly been arrested, sky news is saying rebecca brooks has become the tenth person charged in connection with the phone hacking scandal now threatening murdoch's empire. >> murdoch papers this weekend are full run page ads apologizing for hacking. the white house may call for another meeting today between congressional leaders and president obama on a deficit cutting plan, the deadline for raising the nation's debt crean is, ceiling second, that is just over two weeks away. >> there was fear of a traffic jam for a hollywood movie but we head to a two-day shut down of 405, after the partial demolition of a bridge, so far, so good. police reported unusually light traffic, and the highway will reopen early tomorrow. venezuelan president huh go chavez headed to cuba for another round of cancer treatment before departing, chavez handed over some of his powers to underlings. >> glen campbell wowed them at the bill blocks situate mississippi sunday night, 22 song set, it was the country music legend's first performance since announcing that he had a
with the latest. >> rupert murdoch bought "news of the world" but it has been loved by readers and feared by the politicians, celebrities and royals that it has regularly exposed. in its final edition editors asked the reading public not to judge the paper by this scandal but instead by its years in print. with the ink barely dry on the final edition of "the news of the world" rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to manage the damage control personally. on display his so far unqualified support from rebecca brooks, former editor of the paper and now a trusted executive at news corp. smiles for the cameras but calls for hooks to resign are growing louder. one of the most damaging allegations the paper faces is a phone hacking of a 13-year-old murder victim. charismatic redhead was editor of "news of the world "account at the time. >> if she goes that puts a spotlight on rupert murdoch's son james and if he is vulnerable rupert murdoch is himself. >> reporter: he is widely seen as his father's heir apparent. >> james murdoch and rebecca brooks cannot deny responsibility. >> reporter: brook cli
owned by rupert murdoch comes to an end after a scandal. that report is next. >>> and we're going to take you live to l.a. for the latest on the british royal couple's visit to the u.s. >>> according to the u.s. census, more than 120 million americans are self-employed, some become business owners before graduating high school. steve perry introduces us to a couple in tonight's perry's principles. >> reporter: mia is not your typical 18-year-old, she's met the president, rang the bell at the new york stock exchange and started a business. >> you started a vegan cookie business in high school? >> yes, yes. the summer after tenth grade. my parents became vegan when my mom contracted breast cancer 11 years ago. >> what did you know about business? >> just what i learned in the month of nefty. it inspires students to stay in school, by tapping into their interest to create businesses. her bakery won the $10,000 grand prize. businessman turned teacher founded nefty in 1987. he was inspired after he was mugged by some kids in new york city. >> if you can start teaching young people abou
. >>> rupert murdoch isn't going to buy sky tv network. all major parties demanded he withdraw the bid after anger increases over employees hacked into voice mailboxes of a kidnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> sometimes in you want a job done right you just have to get in there and do it yourself. that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show ended. ratings of own have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but sold $32 million in ticks. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows" will be cost more for tickets. >> giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursday, the surge of pride for the women of the u.s. world cup team. now just one win away from another title. >> this is incredible. we'd love to see them take it all. >>> also, the stars were out for espn's espy awards. wait till y
to close down operations. yet today, owner rupert murdoch expressed "total support for rebekah brooks," the embattled executive who formerly edited the paper. south sudan became the newest nation trying to become the u.n.'s 193rd member following civil wars that left an estimated 1.5 million dead. holding most of the nation's oil reserve, continued tensions in the former sudan. dignitaries at the ceremonies were colin powell and u.n. envoy susan rice. a federal judge in new york city heard arguments in a lawsuit that challenges search procedures at the u.s. border. at issue the privacy of personal electronic devices and the plaintiff is an american citizen who says he has done nothing wrong. michelle miller has more. >> i've crossed the border dozens of times. >> pascal was on a train from montreal to new york last year when his travel history raised concerns at the u.s. border. >> i lived in jordan. i've traveled to lebanon. and i've also been to yemen. >> border agents searched his belongings, seized his laptop and ordered him to log on. >> next thing i know, my laptop is being peru
street the dow gained 45 points yesterday. the nasdaq index was up 15 points. >>> well, rupert murdoch isn't going to buy britain's sky tv network. lawmakers of allmajorbritain's r parties demanded he withdraw the bid as anger increases over employees of his newspapers hacked into voice mailboxes of the royal, even a a dnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> well, sometimes if you want a job done right, you just have to get in there and do it yourself, and that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show has ended. ratings of the oprah winfrey network or own, have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but has already sold $32 million in tickets. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows: part 2" will be costs more for tickets. >> they're giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursda
in. >> news corp. chairman rupert murdoch calls the allegations deplorable and unacceptable and promised full cooperation with the investigation. >>> there's a good chance that next major terrorist attack on the u.s. will not be a bomb. instead the feds are worried about computer viruses. how prepared is the government for a sigher attack? tucker. >>> we've got changes in the weather department, we've got at least the possibility of some pretty good rain around here today. i'll have the debails on that -- details on that and julie wright has a look at your fox 5 on time traffic coming up in two minutes. >>> on alert now for swimmers on the beaches of massachusetts. there have been at least three sights of great white sharks off cape cod in the last week. none of the latest sightings have led towns to close beaches, but they are watching the water. >> "jaws" was filmed back up there in the '70s and nobody got in the water in that summer. >> i'm sure not. i wouldn't want to either. people need to be careful going to the beach. should be nice for the beaches at least around her
. >>> billionaire rupert murdoch is in crisis mode. he's now in london where a tabloid scandal is threateningn his media empire. his paper news of thor good yes. folded for good yesterday. brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into systeml system to get their famously sensational stories. outrage over this scandal is likely to derail his latest megadeal. for a british tv s svice. >>> so today's 7/11. therefore, guess which convenience store is offering a free promotion. 7-eleven is giving away slurpees. >> how about that? i like the cherry flavor. mixed with a little cola. >>> all right, at the box office, transformers -- dark of the moon held on to the top spot. after its second weekend, it took in $261 million. transformers added $47 million this weekend. horrible bosses had a pretty strong debut with $28 million. zookeeper was in third with the $21 million. >> a re-life counterpart to george clooney's character from the movie up in the air, he wanted to hit 10 million miles. tom stuker did that. it took him 29 years and almost 6,000 trips on united airlines. now, he'll always get up
if the employees also hacked into account of victims of 1911. the man who owned the newspaper, rupert murdoch has agreed to speak with the british parliament next week, they say the fall of the newspaper and murdoch is like the end of a dictatorship. in indonesia a, a volcano has the erupted the first of several blast started about 10:45 p.m. last night. local villages with more than 2000 people have been evacuated. the volcano has been on high alert for the last week is one of 129 active volcanoes in that country. in china, one person was killed another 22 people injured after a bridge collapsed. it happened during the morning commute, a tourist bus carrying 23 people fell off the bridge. chinese authorities are trying to figure out why the 12 year old bridge caved in. >> of the new droid3 hits the stores today we get a peek at the new smart phone. >> the verizon motorola droid 3 keeps to the slide out physical keyboard feature that one and two have. it is one of the few on the market that has the slide out keyboard if you like to type on real but, this is the and droid phone to have, this one
officials in connection with this case. then rebecca brooks, until recently the head of rupert murdoch's british newspaper group arrested yesterday in connection with conspiracy to intercept communications and corruption, alleged payments to police for information. she was released on bail. her lawyers claim she is innocent of any crimes. finally david cameron in africa to drum up business for british companies, cut that trip short and being forced to defend his hiring of andy colson of his chief of communication. colson resigned in january, he was arrested and released last week. >> no one has argued that the work he did in government was in any way inappropriate or bad. he worked well in government, he then left government. >> reporter: rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch and his son james who is also a top news corp. executive are going to be meeting in the parliamentary committee tomorrow answering questions about phone hacking and the alleged payments to police. the parliament is convening an emergency session wednesday to decide how to best deal with this ongoing situation. that is th
to 7.5 million readers, this is for you. >> the owner of news of the world, rupert murdoch, will fly to london to deal with the scandal personally. quarter before the half. 15 before the hour. >> any of those things. i think it's all legit. 6:45 right now. you can say uft psychiatric look that. >> what's up, chuck? it's all digital. >> obviously there are a lot of on kids used to digital they have a hard time reading a clock. beautiful looking sunday morning. we'll be back with all the ins navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. it works great on wet or dry skin because it's seriously waterproof and ultra sweat-proof. c
rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the united states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all the defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of the sports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fas
's attempt to yield off schizophrenia until he's convicted at trial. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery y andal. and also this morning, we just got word that murdoch has withdrawn his bid to buy the british sky networking in the wake of the scandal surrounding his other media holdings. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. and as you're about to see, and perhaps not surprisingly, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. but this takes hard core to a new level. >> all of a sudden, that reel starts screaming and there's no sound like a reel screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the
. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery scandal. that's according to "the wall street journal" which murdoch also owns. it says the company is already looking for potential buyers for the son and "times" of london. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. as you're about to see, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. this takes it to a new level. >> there's no sound like a real screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the shark just bucks and i cannot get enough leverage to do anything about it so it just flipped me instantly and i was in the water. >> reporter: overboard you can see the shark dangero
to damage more of the media empire, rupert murdoch will fly into the uk. his own son, james murdock, could face prosecution. yesterday, two top employees were arrested, an editor who once served as the prime minister's communication director and a reporter who served prison time in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim, that people's privacy was invaded. their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister vowing, no stone will be left unturned. >> that these people could have had their phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper is simply disgusting. >> among the 4,000 potential phone hacking victims whose names or numbers have now been turned over to the police, families tony phillipson just found out that his son, james, who died in afghanistan in 2006 may have had not only his cell phone tapped into by the news of the world, but also his e-mail. >> they hacked into a dead soldier. this is despicable. what else can you say? what on earth do they think they're going to find. >> in th
rupert murdoch arrived in london today in a bid to limit damage to the rest of his media empire. >>> and the shuttle "atlantis" arrives at the international space station one last time a short time ago. the astronauts were welcomed aboard by the station's current crew. they have brought along a year's worth of supplies, and it's going to take them about a week to unload all of it. >>> join me for more news at the top of the hour. back to "fareed zakaria: gps" in a moment. >> okay. put your thinking caps on far moment. which continent has six of the world's ten fastest growing economies? which continent is projected to have the world's third largest city by population in just a few years? which continue nen has the world's newest nation? if you picked asia, that's wrong. one more question might help you get the answer. which continent has seven of the top ten failed states in the world? the continent, of course, is africa. that's what i want to talk to my two terrific guests about. nicholas kristof and peter godwin, african-born author and reporter. both are just back from africa
the policy it opposes. 6. >>> a protege of rupert murdoch has resigned her post. she is the biggest casualty so far in the phone hacking scandal at a now disfungt sunday tabloid. and they tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. several members of congress have demanded investigation. his company has been hit they hacked into phones of thousands of people. "wall street journal", damage to the company is nothing more tha will not be recovered. they have a reputation of good work in this country. he also he was getting annoyed by negative headlines. >>> san francisco public defender jeff adachi has rolled out several videos to the embarrassment of san francisco police department in recent months. now another undercover video has surfaced but this time the tables are turned. political reporter mark matthews with the story and the video. >> as a private says he is leading the charge to revamp the pension system. it would cap benefits and raise employee contributions particularly for police and firefighters. to qualify for the november ballot, petition gatherers were hired and in this under
of news of the world, media magnet, rupert murdoch, will fly to london today to deal with the scandal personally. >>> day one included a walk on the red carpet and a high-profile charity polo match. nbc's gina kim shows us the turnout in hollywood for the couple's first u.s. visit. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinsel town wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night some of the biggest turned out in front of the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> i would not be here if it were not for the royal aspect. that was the honey to my bee. >> this is fantastic for england and for all the new talent here tonight. >> by far the most glamorous event the royal couple hosted the british academy of film and television arts brits to watch in downtown los angeles where up and coming british talent are introduced to hollywood's movers and shakers. >> when the american and british get together, magic happens. let's continue the winning formula. >> reporter: earlier saturday they were helicoptered into santa barbara where the prince showed off his riding shots against an ameri
and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> parliament-grilled rupert murdoch and his son james last week. journalists said they are accused of hacking the voice mails of murder and terror victims. the government-backed investigations will look into allegations of eavesdropping at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel to help police chiefs, to help expose corrupt practices. >> reporter: police investigations are also under way to hacking and bribery within the force. scotland yard is reenforcing its officers. >> let me assure you, corruption is no way endemic within the police department. >> he regrets senior officers allowed senior executives to wine and dine them. he says an ethical adviser is now instructing the force as scotland yard is working to reenforce its reputation. >> once the public hearings begin in september, britain is giving the panel 12 months to produce its first report. >>> police in norway have called off the search for victims in last week's deadly shooting rampage. meghan mccorkell is in the newsroom with more information. >> reporter: polic
involve murdoch reporters accessing gordon brown's financial records and his seriously ill son's medical files. another report suggests his reporters paid the queen's bodyguards to get secret information about the royal family. >>> in russia, hope is fading for 81 people still missing after an aging cruise ship sank yesterday. so far 58 bodies have been recovered. the ship was overcrowded at the time and the port engine was malfunctioning. one survivor said he saw two ships that refused to stop and help them. river cruise ships are very popular among russians. >>> u.s. defense secretary panetta visited u.s. troops today. panetta expressed his frustration that baghdad has not decided if it wants u.s. troops to remain in iraq beyond the planned withdraw at the end of this year. >>> two important votes are scheduled to take place this week that could increase tuition for students in both the uc system. the hike would cost a full time under graduate an additional $5,000 in tuition. it's not clear if the increase would go into effect in the fall or the following spring semester. >>> come thur
to be growing. the latest allegations involve murdoch reporters accessing gordon brown's financial records and his seriously ill son's medical files. another report suggests his reporters paid the queen's bodyguards to get secret information about the royal family. >>> in russia, hope is fading for 81 people still missing after an aging cruise ship sank yesterday. so far 58 bodies have been recovered. the ship was overcrowded at the time and the port engine was malfunctioning. one survivor said he saw two ships that refused to stop and help them. river cruise ships are very popular among russians. >>> u.s. defense secretary panetta visited u.s. troops today. panetta expressed his frustration that baghdad has not decided if it wants u.s. troops to remain in iraq beyond the planned withdraw at the end of this year. >>> two important votes are scheduled to take place this week that could increase tuition for students in both the uc system. the hike would cost a full time under graduate an additional $5,000 in tuition. it's not clear if the increase would go into effect in the fall or the foll
'll bring it to you live. after 168 years, newscorp ceo rupert murdoch has decided to shut down the best selling newspaper because of a scandal. skye news reporter joins us from london with the very latest. >> well, here at the former headquarters of the news of the world, there is very little activity but as you say, after 168 years, the news of the world is no more. but earlier today, about 12:00 u.k. time, rupert murdoch arrived at the headquarters. he was in the front passenger seat of a red range rover. he was holding up and reading what appears to be the latest, the final edition of the news of the world newspaper. he was here relatively briefly and then left shortly after. really, he is here in the u.k. for two main reasons. the first is to take control of the handling of this phone hacking situation. that has really put a cloud over the news of the world newspaper at news international and also has been for -- i think really that is crucial for rupert murdoch and the reason that he is in the u.k. today, the amount of money, revenue that newscorp could bring in did go through, wh
murdoch is waking up in the u.s. after testifying before a parliamentary hearing on the phone hacking scandal in britain. he controls the media empire that includes fox news, as well as the now defunct newspaper accused of illegal hacking, "news of the world." his company now faces an fbi investigation. at least two shareholder lawsuits here in the united states, and the possible standard & poor's credit downgrade. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray is heading to hollywood. he'll meet with studio and production company executives. his goal is to try to lure more big budget productions to the district. the mayor will be spending three days in l.a. he is attending the summer leadership meeting of the u.s. conference of mayors. >>> 6:50 is your time right now. a new government agency starts today. nicole lapin, anchor of cbs's "worldwide exchange" joins us live with more on that. hey, nicole. >> good morning to you, aaron. a new government agency opening its doors for business today. the consumer financial protection bureau, which was created, of course, by the dodd-frank financial reform bill
murdoch, his testimony last week is under scrutiny and being reviewed, could his days be numbered? >> no, a lot are saying he's safe, but it's messy, he's got the head of bskyb, and the head of news corp. and news corp. dropped its bid for bskyb, we'll wait and see but a lot of sources are saying he should be safe for right now. >> thank you, nicole lapin, always great to see you. >>> let's take a look at breaking news. the fbi reportedly investigating a possible plot to attack ft. hood, texas, that's the army post that was the site of the deadly attack in 2009. nbc's pete williams has more for us from washington. what can you tell us, pete? >> chris, right now this is an army -- private first class who is in custody by local police in texas. what we're told is that he was actually assigned to ft. campbell, kentucky, he had been charged by the army there with possessing child pornography, and after his initial hearing, he went awol, then showed up in texas where he was overheard making statements about wanting to attack ft. hood, texas, which was the scene of that deadly shooting by majo
murdoch who runs the media empire called the allegations "deplorable and unacceptable." and john, forbes magazine is out with its list of top earning women in hollywood. and there is a tie for the top spot. yes, you guessed it. those ladies on the screen, angelina jolie and sarah jessica parker each earned an estimated $30 million last year, john. >> is that all? only $30 million last year? >> only that. but i will say if you find yourself hanging out with those ladies, be sure to make them pay for the drinks, okay? >> yeah. absolutely. i'm waiting for that moment to happen, isha. >> keep me posted. >> i will indeed. and we'll be right back with more on tonight's breaking news in the casey anthony saga. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. [ dr. ling ] i need to g
that's going on overseas with the murdochs. "citizen kane" it was amazing. >> i saw "midnight in paris" the woody allen movie starring owen wilson, have you seen it? >> i have not. >> i tweeted this. believe it or not owen wilson becomes woody allen in that movie. if you like woody allen. i like the old, the new movies, if you like that kind of film, go see it. >> i love woody allen movies. >> you like "the situation room," too, right? >> come on, do you have to ask that question? >>> we have a very strong show. pervez musharraf, the former president of pan stack, janet napolitano, a lot of good stuff at the top of the hour. >> wolf blitzer in the cool "the situation room." of course we will be watching, less than ten minutes away. >> you know why it's cold in here? >> why? >> you never want to see the sank ore sweat. >> i like it freezing. >> i like it really cold. >>> cool guy. coming up next, new trouble for john edwards, the man who wanted to be president. he's been ordered to pay the government more than $2 million. joe johns has the scoop, up next. >>> the sweltering heat that is
. this is james and rupert murdoch they were test --testifying before parliament. >> a look at our extended forecast, warmer weather sticking with us for the next couple of days the we will cool down through the weekend and into next week i will tell you all about it coming up. >> the dow lost 62 points and the nasdaq one did gain one point. now you say the first loser is stocked rob? who >> and it is all due to debt. we saw some unemployment claims come out today a little better than expected, and but for instance, i saw some of the data inside of the data and something that i want to know is that lawmakers are starting to talk about the interest tax deductions from your mortgage, they are thinking about writing it out. i ultimately support that in large part, because if you are renting and i and moaning i get a large tax cut of that that you do not get. we are so desperate. what was once a sacred cow, people are now starting to talk about >> do you think it will go away? >> i think it will in 5, to 10 years. the whole idea is that it was to encourage home ownership and now we're satur
hacking scandal by the british tabloid "news of the world." the paper owned by rupert murdoch is under fire for also hacking into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police f f stories. arrests are sasa to be imminent. >>> now here's diane sawyer with a preview of nighghs "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard i i going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every single day and that is coming up tonight on "world news," josh. >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in now with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends
which, of course, is owned by rupert murdoch and that's the parent company of fox news. well, newscorp apparently will have a response to that coming up. and take a look at this. an austrian man allowed to wear a pasta strainer in his driver's license photo. the man told officials that he's a pastafarian and it's an expression of his religious freedom. really, he's an atheist who was trying to make a point. funny. clayton? >> what i usually wear. thanks, gretchen. it's a county deep in debt. nassau county, new york is already hundreds of millions of dollars in the red. but now, the county wants taxpayers to take on $400 million in additional debt to build a new hockey stadium. for the islanders. this is really a good idea? tom swazy is a former nassau county executive and joins us to talk about it. nice to see you. >> how are you doing? >> how can they get away with this? >> there's two sides of this debate. one side, it's curious because the republicans are saying they want to create jobs and do a stimulus package by building the new coliseum and the democrats on the other side are
. >> the prosecution of the paper and the top executives. rupert murdoch is calling the allegations deplorabldeplorable unacceptable, and it will again cooperate with the police. the reporter who served time released a statement saying there was relentless pressure, a aa constant demand for results. for an outraged british public, there is simply no excuse. >> interestingly enough, in america, we don't have this kind of journalism yet. hopefully the american taste level is still such that it agrees this is just a bridge too far. it's that check and balance on everything else, then the very fabric of our democracy could be put at risk. >> several big advertisers are pulling out of the newspaper. along come more allegations that the paper may have paid police for information. ann? >> pretty shocking allegations. michelle, thank you so much. >>> coming up next, will and catherine wrapping up their canadian tour as they prepare to head to california. l er ts. every day you live with the pain of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis could be another day you're living with joint damage. help stop the damag
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